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National Fire Protection Association

As reported by the National Fire Protection Association Fire Safety in Manufactured Homes About manufactured homes Manufactured homes (sometimes called “mobile” homes) are transportable structures that are fixed to a chassis and specifically designed to be towed to a residential site. They are not the same as modular or prefabricated homes, which are factory-built and then towed in sections to be installed at a permanent location. In order to distinguish between modular, prefabricated and recreational trailer homes, the following definition […]

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ISSUE BRIEF: FIRE SAFETY

ISSUE BRIEF: FIRE SAFETY

Fire Safety Modern manufactured homes are safer than traditional site-built homes and pre-1976 mobile homes. The manufactured housing industry produces the safest and most fire-resistant home available in the market today. NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION (NFPA) STUDY- MANUFACTURED HOMES SAFER THAN SITE BUILT HOMES-FIRE SAFETY       The results of a 2013 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) report comparing the impacts of fires on manufactured and traditional housing showed:  The fire-death rate in HUD Code homes, those built after 1976, […]

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Louisville Show Testimonials

Louisville Show Testimonials

We’re just back from the 2016 Louisville Home Show where we saw new models, great new features, bigger houses, the latest in energy efficiency, and many of these homes can be built to your own specifications. Manufactured homes have changed dramatically since their humble beginnings. The quality is outstanding. The choices are endless. Click Here to Hear More!

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OMHA Legislative Report – 2015 Recap

OMHA stops EPA from seizing rental income, advocates recovery of attorney fees and reductions in licensing fees …and much more!   OMHA Removes Harmful EPA Water System Escrow Requirements OMHA advocated removal of EPA MHC water systems legislative language was upheld by the Ohio senate and House of Representatives in their final votes on the state budget legislation! The Ohio general assembly passed state budget legislation which upheld removal of the EPA legislative language in HB 64 (the state budget […]

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2016 Louisville Show

2016 Louisville Show

The 2016 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky RECAP: We’re just back from the 2016 Louisville Home Show where we saw new models, great new features, bigger houses, the latest in energy efficiency, and many of these homes can be built to your own specifications. Manufactured homes have changed dramatically since their humble beginnings. The quality is outstanding. The choices are endless. Click Here to Hear More!   BACKGROUND: You Need To Be There! One would have to be […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about Manufactured Homes

Frequently Asked Questions about Manufactured Homes

Frequently Asked Questions about Manufactured Homes Frequently Asked Questions about Manufactured Homes If you have decided that a manufactured home may be the home choice for you, but you still want to know more about the purchase and move-in process, read on to find the answers to the most frequently asked questions. What can I afford?  Your consultant will meet with you to “pre-qualify” you for your mortgage (if you’re placing your home on private property) or for your consumer […]

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The ‘people’ side of factory-built homes

The ‘people’ side of factory-built homes

The ‘people’ side of factory-built homes Make no mistake about it, the manufactured housing industry is also a people business. A lot has been written about the advantages of having a home built in a factory with all the protection of a factory roof and the modern technology that is housed in the plant … and it’s all true. The industry also has a professional army of men and women who run the plants and use the modern technology to […]

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CityScapes at Mills of Carthage

CityScapes at Mills of Carthage When the City of Cincinnati, Ohio, decided to revitalize the neighborhood known as Carthage by relocating an industrial plant, it chose to redevelop the site with new, affordable housing. However, like countless other cities across the nation, it faced a major dilemma. Local homebuilders were either unable or unwilling to build homes on the site that met the pricing and architectural guidelines established by city officials. That’s when the manufactured and modular housing industry stepped […]

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The Myths: Wrong Ideas About Manufactured Homes

The Myths: Wrong Ideas About Manufactured Homes

The Myths: Wrong Ideas About Manufactured Homes Manufactured homes have come a long way since their “trailer” days. These affordable, factory-built homes offer more quality and style than ever before. New homeowners can virtually custom design their homes with the seemingly endless list of options available. Over 22 million people across the country have decided to make a manufactured home their way of life, and by the time you finish reading this article, you may make the same decision. You’ll […]

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OMHA Fact Sheet

OMHA Fact Sheet

OMHA Fact Sheet What: Ohio Manufactured Homes Association Purpose: A non-profit organization with a strategic vision that strives to make manufactured housing a standard way of life in Ohio. OMHA represents the interests of manufacturers, retailers, community owners and service providers to the manufactured housing industry in Ohio. Mission: To help people experience the lifestyle associated with home ownership in the most economical way. Whether it’s in a planned community or on private property of the consumer’s choice, manufactured homes […]

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